Spectral-shifting and holographic planar concentrators for use with photovoltaic solar cells

Raymond K. Kostuk, Jose Castillo, Juan Manuel Russo, Glenn Rosenberg

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Abstract

Two types of solar concentrators for use with standard silicon photovoltaic cells are compared. The first is a spectral shifting luminescent concentrator that absorbs light in one spectral band and re-emits light at longer wavelengths where the absorption of standard silicon photovoltaic cells is more efficient. The second type is a holographic planar concentrator that selects the most useful bands of the solar spectrum and concentrates them onto the surface of the photovoltaic cell. Both types of concentrators take advantage of total internal reflected light, do not require tracking, and can operate with both direct and diffuse sunlight. The holographic planar concentrator provides a simpler and more cost effective solution with existing materials and construction methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications II
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventHigh and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 28 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6649
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHigh and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/078/28/07

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Keywords

  • Holographic filters
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Solar concentrator
  • Volume holograms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kostuk, R. K., Castillo, J., Russo, J. M., & Rosenberg, G. (2007). Spectral-shifting and holographic planar concentrators for use with photovoltaic solar cells. In High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications II [66490I] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6649). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.736542